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Old 12-16-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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Steal space from adjoining bedroom for closet space in master bedroom


Hi everyone,
We have a 70s ranch style home that has small closets. It is a 4 bedroom home of about 2200 sf. Adjoining the master bedroom is another bedroom currently being used as an office. The smaller bedroom is 11x11'. In between the two rooms are closets that are about 2.5' deep in each room by about 13' in length. My question is, does it make sense to steal about 3' from the bedroom/office space to enlarge the size of the closet, primarily for the master bedroom? The remaining space in the smaller room would be about 8x11' and could still be used for an office or small bedroom. Has anyone done something similar? What are your thoughts? Thank you!
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As long as it works for you and it is structurally possible, why not.

Keep in mind that placement of walls can sometimes be a result of structural requirements and you may not be able to just move a wall at a whim without some more work.
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If you remove the closet in the smaller room in the process, you will no longer be able to say you have a four bedroom house, as a closet is required for a room to be called such in most locations.

Your call, just pointing out details.
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Thank you for the observations. Yes, I'm aware of potential structural issues. In reality, we would be moving an existing wall about 3 feet. I could retain some of the closet space for the smaller room and maintain it has a bedroom. Ideal for munchkins!
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If you don't need the room, open a walk way and use it as walk in closet. If sell the house, just close the opening and call it a bedroom. I don't think there is a need to make permanent changes.
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